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Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

1. Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

This tour is self-guided, so you choose when you want start and how much time you want to spend on the tour. However, it's recommended to start before 11 AM so you can arrive right on time for lunch at the KLARA food court. Here you can look forward to delicious lunchtime snacks (until 2 PM). The tour voucher (handed out on the first stop) contains all the information about directions you need to find each stop as listed below: Start at Bäckerei KULT "Elsi" Here a young team has breathed new life into Basel’s oldest bakery. Everything from the jam to the vanilla cream is handmade. Stop here, find out what a “Basel Gold” is and get one to try. Then go further to Basel Unverpackt, your second stop on the tour. Anyone who is keen to take a more conscious approach to life will know this shop. The team’s priorities are zero waste, recycling, and sustainable preservation of foodstuffs. Here you can fill up on organic products. Afterwards, head over to your third stop. At KLARA you can enjoy international dishes in a laid-back atmosphere. Sample 3 delicacies from around the world with a drink of your choice.   The last stop of the day is a traditional place, Jakob's Leckerly at Spalenberg.

From Basel: Private Pilatus Golden Tour with Lake Cruise

2. From Basel: Private Pilatus Golden Tour with Lake Cruise

Start your tour with pickup at your accommodation and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you in 1 hour to central Lucerne, where you'll board a boat for a 1-hour cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and and the waterfront of the city.  Arrive in Alpnachstad, where you'll switch to the cogwheel railway. The Pilatus railway operates between May and October and is the world's steepest cogwheel railway. The 35-minute journey takes you from 464 meters above sea level to the top of Mount Pilatus, at 2128 meters above sea level. At the top, your tour guide will show you some hidden military objects. Alternatively, you can climb up the stairs to the panoramic platform and enjoy the vast scenery. Your tour guide will take you through the gallery of dragons and tell you a myth about Mount Pilatus.  After the sightseeing tour, enjoy lunch in one of the two restaurants, where your tour guide will happily join you. Afterwards, take some free time to spend as you wish before you begin your descent. A panoramic gondola will take you down to Fräkmüntegg, where you will change to the 4-seat gondola. This section takes you above trees and meadows and down to the suburb Kriens. Head back to central Lucerne for your return trip back to Basel on an intercity train. Once back in Basel, your tour guide will accompany you to your accommodation. 

From Basel: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Day Tour

3. From Basel: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Day Tour

Take a day to explore Mount Titlis, by taking a train from Basel. Arrive at the base of the mountain, and ride a cable car that leads up and above the glacier. Make a visit to an illuminated glacier cave, and walk the Titlis Cliff Walk, with views across the Alps. Meet your guide and board the train from Basel, admiring the changing landscape and hearing about the country and its people along the way. Once at the base of Mount Titlis, get into the cable car and make your first stop at the illuminated cave. Next, discover the highest summit of the Northern range of Susten Pass, which lies between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland. Now above the glacier, take the Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe that offers views across the Alps.

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based on 3 reviews

A very original tour to - also for Basel connoisseurs - extraordinary areas and restaurants. All hosts were very friendly and went out of their way. The culinary offerings were delicious and absolutely sufficient. Only at the Aceros ice cream parlor you couldn't do anything with our voucher, that should be adjusted in the description. We kindly got an ice cream anyway. Overall, highly recommended, very good price-performance ratio. A little tip: the tour is a lot of fun by bike!

Super locations that I would never have found otherwise. A top recommendation from me! At the beginning I only had problems with the internet in Switzerland and the voucher was not available offline.

I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the bars and shops I visited ...

Cool idea to try something new and see the city from another side.

was really great - experienced and seen a lot of new things.